Next Sunday, July 28 is Maine’s 30th annual Open Farm Day. Over 130 farms will be open to the public, celebrating every aspect of Maine’s thriving agricultural community. Hummingbird Farm will be open from 10 am to 3 pm. At 1 o’clock we’ll chat about “Choosing the Clematis That’s Right for You!” Bring your camera and your questions! Link to participating farms is in the profile.
Got daylilies? The purple and purple-blue clematis make great backdrops for their yellow-pink-orange-red palette! Barbara White daylily and Emilia Plater clematis pictured here. Photo courtesy of Loujean White, gardener extraordinaire.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to the Saco Valley Garden Club in western Maine. They had these small house plants as table favors and kindly gifted me with one. Take a close look at the pot cover - it’s a cupcake wrapper! How clever - fast and inexpensive and ever so pretty!
Clematis ‘Natascha’. Gave up offering this one due to slow sales. Now that this young plant has opened her first bloom, I’m having second thoughts. What do you think - should we try her again? Or is she just another purple clematis?